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COVID-19 vaccinations

Information last updated: 20 October 2021

COVID-19 vaccines available in Australia

COVID-19 vaccines are currently available for everyone aged 12 years and over. These vaccines are safe, and they are free for everyone in Australia (even if you are not an Australian citizen or permanent resident). This includes:

  • people without a Medicare card
  • overseas visitors
  • international students
  • migrant workers
  • asylum seekers

These vaccines are designed to help keep you and your community safe from COVID-19.

It is recommended that all people aged 12 and over get the COVID-19 vaccine once they are eligible. You can find out which vaccine you are eligible for and where you can get the vaccine using the Vaccine Clinic Finder tool on the Australian Government's Department of Health website.

The best person to talk to if you have concerns about your health and being vaccinated against COVID-19 is your doctor or regular health professional.

 

The COVID-19 vaccination program is being rolled out by the Commonwealth and State Governments. Moreland City Council does not run the COVID-19 vaccination program. You can find out more about the Commonwealth and State Government vaccine program on the Australian Government's Department of Health website.

All vaccines protect people from becoming very ill from COVID-19

All of the vaccines available in Australia are designed to protect people from becoming very ill from COVID-19. They are particularly effective at preventing severe illness, hospitalisation, and death.

Getting your vaccination helps to protect individuals and communities by reducing the spread and severity of COVID-19.

Vaccines approved for use in Australia

There are three vaccines that have been approved for use in Australia. These are the:

  • AstraZeneca vaccine
  • Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine
  • Moderna vaccine

You will need two doses (injections) of the vaccine, whether you are getting the AstraZeneca, Pfizer, or Moderna vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines are much more effective if you get your second dose. Get the same brand of vaccine for each dose.

You can find out more about the vaccines available in Australia on the Victorian Government's Cornavirus website.

  • The AstraZeneca vaccine is currently available for people over 60 years of age, or people who have a doctor's referral. If you are aged between 18 and 59 years of age you can choose to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine following advice from a GP and if you provide informed consent.

    The Astrazeneca vaccine is available at Victoria's state-run vaccinations centres, participating GPs, respiratory clinics, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, and at pharmacies across Victoria.

    More information about the AstaZeneca vaccine is available on the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website.

  • The Pfizer vaccine is currently available for people aged 12 and older.

    Children aged between 12 and 17 can access the Pfizer (Comfirnaty) vaccines, however they will need a parent or guardian to attend the vaccine appointment with them and give their consent. Consent can be given verbally.

    Children aged between 12 and 17 may provide their own consent, if deemed to be a mature minor by a senior and experienced immuniser. That means that the health professional assesses that the child understands the information relevant to the decision to be vaccinated and the effect of that decision.

    There are certain people who are eligible to access reserved Pfizer (Comfirnaty) appointments. This includes: 

    • All health care workers
    • Pregnant women who are at 24 weeks or more into their pregnancy, or have complicated or high-risk pregnancies as determined by your health care provider
    • Public and private residential aged care and disability care workers and residents
    • Hotel quarantine and border workers
    • Household contacts of hotel quarantine and border workers
    • Household contacts of healthcare workers on COVID-19 wards, screening wards and healthcare workers who are likely to interact with COVID-19 patients
    • Meat and seafood processing worker and associated cold chain transportation
    • People who are vulnerable and at high risk from COVID-19, including residents of high risk accommodation

    More information about the Pfizer (Comirnaty) vaccine is available on the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website.

  • The Moderna vaccine is currently available for people aged 12 and older.

    The Moderna vaccine is only available in pharmacies. You can get a Moderna vaccine by making an appointment with your pharmacist.

    The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has provided provisional approval of the Moderna vaccine for use in Australian adults, and a total of 10 million doses will be dispatched to Australia in 2021. More information about the approval of the Moderna vaccine is available on the Prime Minister’s website.

    More information about the Moderna vaccine is available on the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website.

Are COVID-19 vaccines mandatory?

Vaccination for COVID-19 is voluntary, as are all vaccinations in Australia. People can choose if they want to get the vaccine or not.

However, there may be circumstances in the future where border entry or re-entry requirements are put in place that depend on you providing proof of vaccination. There are already some mandatory vaccination requirements for certain industries in Victoria which you can find out more about on the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website.

More information about the voluntary nature of the COVID-19 vaccine is available on the Australian Government's Department of Health website.

Where to learn more about vaccination

The following information about COVID-19 vaccines is available on the Australian Government's Department of Health website.

You can find out which vaccine you are eligible for and where you can get this vaccine using the Vaccine Clinic Finder tool on the Australian Government's Department of Health website.

You can find out about the vaccination centres in Victoria on the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website.

Where to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Moreland

 

Brunswick Town Hall vaccination pop-up clinic

Where: Brunswick Town Hall, 233 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

When:

  • Saturday 23 October from 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday 24 October from 10am to 4pm

Vaccination information for this clinic:

  • Both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines will be offered
  • Anyone aged 12 years and over can receive the Pfizer vaccine
  • Anyone aged 18 years and over can receive the AstraZeneca vaccine
  • Over 60s can get the Pfizer vaccine
  • For your second Pfizer dose, your first dose must have been at least 3 weeks ago. For your second AstraZeneca dose, your first dose must have been at least 6 weeks ago
  • If you require a private room, please let staff know when you arrive

You can make a booking for this pop-up vaccination clinic on the HotDoc website. Walk-in vaccinations will also be accepted.

This is a partnership between Inner North Medical Clinic and Moreland City Council.

Pascoe Vale Girls College vaccination pop-up clinic

Where: Pascoe Vale Girls College, 25 Lake Avenue, Pascoe Vale. The clinic is accessible for people of all abilities.

When:

  • Saturday 23 October from 10am to 6pm
  • Sunday 24 October from 10am to 6pm

Vaccination information for this clinic:

  • Both Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines will be offered
  • Pfizer will be offered to people getting their first-dose vaccination. Those getting their second dose will get the same vaccine as their first dose.
  • Anyone aged 12 years and over can receive the Pfizer vaccine
  • Anyone aged 18 years and over can receive the AstraZeneca vaccine
  • Over 60s can get the Pfizer vaccine
  • For your second Pfizer dose, your first dose must have been at least 3 weeks ago. For your second AstraZeneca dose, your first dose must have been at least 6 weeks ago
  • If you require a private room, please let staff know when you arrive

You can make a booking for this pop-up vaccination clinic on the HotDoc website. Walk-in vaccinations will also be accepted.

Moreland pharmacies and GPs offering COVID-19 vaccines

There are many pharmacies and General Practitioners (GPs) in Moreland where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine. If you would like to check if your local pharmacy or GP is offering COVID-19 vaccines we recommend calling them directly to confirm and find out how to book a vaccine appointment or whether they are offering walk-in vaccinations.

Below is a list of some of the pharmacies and GPs in Moreland that are currently offering COVID-19 vaccines. If you work at a pharmacy or GP that offers COVID-19 vaccinations you can email communications@moreland.vic.gov.au to be added to this list.

Brunswick pharmacies and GPs

Grantham Street General Practice (Brunswick West) - 69 Grantham Street, Brunswick West

  • Residents 12 years and older can book to get a first or second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. This GP does not offer Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccines.
  • Bookings are required and are available Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm.
  • You can make a booking on the Grantham Street General Practice website. Make sure to fill in and return your consent forms (provided when you book an appointment) before you arrive at your appointment.

Lygon Everyday Chemist (also known as the Lygon Street Pharmacy) - 473-475 Lygon Street, Brunswick East

  • This pharmacy is offering the Moderna vaccine (for people 12 years and older) and AstraZeneca vaccines (for people 18 years and older)
  • You can make a booking by calling 9386 6701 or on the Lygon Everyday Chemist website
  • This pharmacy is also accepting walk-in vaccinations

Coburg pharmacies

Halfpenny Discount Pharmacy (Coburg) - 385 Sydney Road, Coburg

  • This pharmacy is offering the Moderna vaccine (for people 12 years and older) and AstraZeneca vaccines (for people 18 years and older)
  • You can make a booking by calling 9354 7585
  • This pharmacy is also accepting walk-in vaccinations
  • This pharmacy is wheelchair accessible

Healthline Pharmacy (Coburg) - 63 Waterfield Street, Coburg

  • This pharmacy is offering the Moderna vaccine (for people 12 years and older) and AstraZeneca vaccines (for people 18 years and older)
  • Bookings are required, call 9354 1966 to make a booking
  • This pharmacy is wheelchair accessible

Glenroy pharmacies

Direct Chemist Outlet (Glenroy) - 785 Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy

  • This pharmacy is offering the Moderna vaccine (for people 12 years and older) and AstraZeneca vaccines (for people 18 years and older)
  • Bookings are required, you can make a booking at this pharmacy on the Medadvisor booking website
  • This pharmacy is wheelchair accessible

Oak Park pharmacies

Healthline Pharmacy (Oak Park) - 126 Snell Grove, Oak Park

  • This pharmacy is offering the Moderna vaccine (for people 12 years and older) and AstraZeneca vaccines (for people 18 years and older)
  • Bookings are required, call 9354 1966 to make a booking
  • This pharmacy is wheelchair accessible

Other places you can get the COVID-19 vaccine

You can find out which vaccine you are eligible for and where you can get the vaccine using the Vaccine Clinic Finder tool on the Australian Government's Department of Health website. You can also use the vaccine booking portal on the Victorian Department of Health website.

If you would prefer to see a map of the vaccination centres in Victoria, you can go to the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website.

Support services and help with COVID-19 vaccination bookings

We are here to help if you need support with the following:

  • Food relief
  • Access to support services
  • Help booking a vaccine

Phone our COVID-19 support service on 8311 4140 between 8:30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and we can assist you with getting the support services you need. This includes support to assist you in making a COVID-19 vaccination booking.

You can find out more about support services on our Local COVID-19 supports page.

Vaccination resources in other languages

The documents below contain information about COVID-19 vaccinations in a range of languages.

Translated information about vaccines

Translated information about the COVID-19 vaccines available in Australia is available on the Victorian Government's Coronavirus website.

You can also find translated information about COVID-19 on the Victorian Government's Cornavirus website and on the SBS website.